Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts

Live Music in South Philadelphia

This jazz institution evolved from the Local 274, a black musician's union formed in 1935 when racism and segregation prohibited African Americans from joining the city's other musician unions. The membership log includes greats such as John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie and Grover Washington Jr. Check online for details of monthly performances (some free) and film screenings.